Researches Confirm Flu Raises Heart Attack Risks

The New England Journal of Medicine has lately posted an article that shows the linkage between flu and heart attack risks. As per the post, for laborqtory-confirmed influenza infection, risks of heart attack raise up to 6 times during the first 7 days since lab-confirmation.

The researchers found a significant association between flu and acute myocardial infarction. Acute respiratory infections, espeially from influencza, raises risk of acute myocardial infarction.

People who are at risk of heart disease should take precautions to prevent respiratory infection through vaccination and handwashing. It’s highly recommended tht people who are at risk of heart disease and are infected by flu do not delay for medical evaluation.

This finding re-emphasizes the importance of vaccination. For the elder over 65, getting vaccination in advance will prepare you through the entir flu season safely.

 

Related FAQ:

CDC Recommended Flu Vaccines 2018

Update of Current Flu Season

 

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